Book launch: a success!

by jeffevans967

hec newspaper image

Well my latest book has been launched and is selling well, so all the boxes are ticked so far!

The cut out above is from the Northland Age, a local newspaper from the Far North where the launch was held. That’s me in the right hand photo, standing behind the subject of the biography, Hec Busby, who’s holding a copy of the book.

It was a great day, with the crew of the voyaging canoe Hokule’a in attendance, as were many of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s hierarchy and numerous locals of note. Huia Publishers travelled up from Wellington for the day and sold out of the 100+ copies of the book they brought up with them, and copies have been selling like hot cakes at Te Ahu, the local museum and cultural centre, ever since.

With Hokule’a scheduled to leave Aotearoa – New Zealand the following day, we were honoured to share the day as our Hawaiian cousins prepared for their voyage with karakia (prayers) and words of thanks to those who supported and housed them during their stay. All in all it was a memorable day.